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Ivan Rabb Delays Choosing Between Cal, Arizona

Mar 30, 2015 4:16 PM

Ivan Rabb has reduced his list to two choices in Arizona and California.

Rabb's announcement was expected to come after Bishop O'Dowd played Mater Dei in the Open Division California State Championship, which was played at Haas Pavilion home of Cal.

"I was planning on making it today, but I'm not sure right now," Rabb told reporters. "I don't want to rush into a decision... I just need to talk it over with my family."


Rabb is the No. 7 recruit in the incoming class of 2015.

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Ben Simmons Wins 2015 Naismith High School Player Of The Year

Mar 13, 2015 11:18 AM

Ben Simmons has won the 2015 Naismith Trophy Boy's High School Player of the Year.

Simmons averaged 28.0 points, 4.0 assists, 11.9 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Simmons has signed to play college basketball at LSU.

Simmons is a native of Australia.

Past winners of the award include Andrew Wiggins, Brandon Jennings, Greg Oden, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Dajuan Wagner and Kobe Bryant.

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Ben Simmons, Thon Maker Headline 2015 World Team For Nike Hoop Summit

Mar 11, 2015 1:15 PM

The World Team roster for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit has been announced.

The game will be played in Portland on April 11.

The roster features guard Jamal Murray (Orangeville Prep/Canada), who returns for his second Nike Hoop Summit appearance, having scored 10 points to go with 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the 2014 game, as well as guards Federico Mussini (Reggio Emilia/Italy), George de Paula (Pinheiros/Brazil) and Stefan Peno (FC Barcelona/Serbia).

The team features forwards Nedim Buza (OKK Spars Sarajevo/Bosnia & Herzegovina), Ben Simmons (Montverde Academy, FL/Australia), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior New American H.S., NY/Mali) and Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep, Ontario/Australia).

The global squad is completed with center Tai Wynyard (Rangitoto College/New Zealand) and forward/centers Skal Labissiere (Reach Your Dream Preparatory Academy, TN/Haiti) and Zhou Qi (Xinjiang Flying Tigers/China).

For a fifth-consecutive year, the World Team will be led by Canada's Roy Rana, with Marin Sedlacek of Serbia serving as the assistant coach for a 15th-straight year.

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LeBron James Jr. Already Has Received College Offers

Feb 25, 2015 11:23 AM

LeBron James Jr., son of LeBron James, has already received interest from colleges despite being just 10 years old.

“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges, it’s pretty crazy," said James. "It should be a violation, you shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”

James continued to talk about his son’s game.

“It’s crazy, he plays just like I did. He has great awareness and he’d rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score.”

Mike Sullivan/CBS Detroit

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Ben Simmons Headlines Naismith High School POY Finalists

Feb 24, 2015 1:18 PM

The finalists for the Naismith Trophy Boy's High School Player of the Year have been announced.

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, Dwayne Bacon, Malik Newman and Allonzo Trier are the five finalists.

Simmons and Brown are currently ranked first and second on ESPN's Top 100 list, while Newman is fourth. Trier ranks 15th and Bacon is 20th.

Simmons, an Australian native, will attend LSU next season.

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Thon Maker Reclassifies For 2015

Feb 18, 2015 1:20 PM

Thon Maker plans to reclassify from the class of 2016 to 2015.

Maker's decision is not surprising; the idea had been discussed within basketball circles since last summer.

"That's what we're trying to do," Maker's guardian, Ed Smith, told ESPN.com last month regarding the reclassification. "We've been pretty forward with that."

Maker grew up in Australia after being born in South Sudan. Maker play high school basketball at Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada.

Kansas and Kentucky are the schools most mentioned, although Missouri, Duke, Louisville and Maryland have all received visits. Indiana, Wake Forest and UCLA are also recruiting him.

"I've been watching college ball for a while," Maker told ESPN.com recently. "And it just causes me to think about that, reclassifying. So I can get ready for college ball.

"The college decision, I can't wait for that. That's what I'm really focused on."

Maker could also play overseas before entering the NBA Draft or even remain at Orangeville as a postgraduate student and then go straight to the NBA in 2016.

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LeBron To Watch McDonald's All-Americans Simmons, Briscoe, Diallo

Feb 13, 2015 10:51 AM

LeBron James is expected to watch Ben Simmons, Isaiah Briscoe and Cheick Diallo on Friday night in the Metro Classic at Kean University.

All three high school seniors will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on April 1.

DraftExpress projects all three players as top-10 picks in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Jaylen Brown, Newman, Rabb Headline USA's Nike Hoop Summit Roster

Feb 2, 2015 5:20 PM

The United States roster for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit has been announced.

Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic/Union, N.J.)
Jaylen Brown (Wheeler H.S./Alpharetta, Ga.)
Jalen Brunson (Adlai E. Stevenson H.S./Lincolnshire, Ill.)
Henry Ellenson (Rice Lake H.S./Rice Lake, Wis.)
Chase Jeter (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.)
Luke Kennard (Franklin H.S./Franklin, Ohio)
Malik Newman (Callaway H.S./Jackson, Miss.)
Ivan Rabb (Bishop O'Dowd H.S./Oakland, Calif.)
Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Allonzo Trier (Findlay Prep/Seattle, Wash.)
Stephen Zimmerman (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.).

The team will be led by Eric Flannery (St. Edward H.S., Ohio) with assistant coach L.J. Goolsby (K.C. Run GMC, Kansas).

The game will be played on April 11.


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Tyler Dorsey Commits To Oregon

Feb 2, 2015 4:29 PM

Tyler Dorsey, a former Arizona commit, pledged to Oregon on Monday as a part of the 2015 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-4 combo guard is one of the top scorers in the country. Dorsey is averaging 34.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game as a senior at Maranatha High School (CA) and has scored 40 points in eight games this season. He's rated as a four-star prospect and the 38th in the country by ESPN.

Dorsey chose the Ducks over suitors such as Cal, Colorado, Connecticut, and Kansas. He joins point guard Kendall Small and center Trevor Manuel as members of the 2015 recruiting class.

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Simmons, Rabb Headline McDonald's All-America Teams

Jan 28, 2015 7:41 PM

The 2015 McDonald's All-Americans have been announced.

East Team
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Antonio Blakeney, LSU
Isaiah Briscoe, Kentucky
Jaylen Brown, Undecided
Thomas Bryant, Undecided
Cheick Diallo, Undecided
Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
Luke Kennard, Duke
Dedric Lawson, Memphis
Ben Simmons, LSU
Diamond Stone, Undecided

West Team
Carlton Bragg, Kansas
Jalen Brunson, Villanova
Deyonta Davis, Michigan State
P.J. Dozier, Jr., South Carolina
Brandon Ingram, Undecided
Chase Jeter, Duke
Malik Newman, Undecided
Ivan Rabb, Undecided
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse
Caleb Swanigan, Undecided
Allonzo Trier, Arizona
Stephen Zimmerman, Undecided

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Kentucky Adds Five-Star Duo
Five-star prospects Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe committed to Kentucky on Thursday

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Bryant Crawford Commits To Wake Forest
Bryant Crawford is a four-star point guard out of Gonzaga High School in Washington D.C.

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Chance Comanche Commits To Arizona
Chance Comanche is a top-100 player and is considered to have tremendous upside.

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Jalen Brunson Commits To Villanova
Jalen Brunson is ranked No. 22 by ESPN for the class of 2015.

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Antonio Blakeney Commits To Louisville
Antonio Blakeney has committed to Louisville as a member of the 2015 class

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Oregon State Adds Three 2015 Commitments
Oregon State added three basketball commitments on Tuesday in Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Derrick Bruce

Andrew Nemec/The Oregonian

2015 Recruit Abdul Razak Shanun Passes Away In Kayaking Accident
Abdul Razak Shanun moved from Ghana to the United States in 2012.

Raphielle Johnson/College Basketball Talk

Chase Jeter Commits To Duke
Chase Jeter has committed to Duke for the class of 2015

Chase Harler Becomes West Virginia's First Commitment For 2016
Chase Harler averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game last season at Wheeling Central High School.

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Allonzo Trier Commits To Arizona
Allonzo Trier chose Arizona over Washington, UCLA, Kansas and Louisville.

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Jalen Adams Commits to Connecticut
Jalen Adams has committed to Connecticut

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Moustapha Diagne Commits To Syracuse
Moustapha Diagne has committed to Syracuse as a member of the 2015 class

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Shelton Mitchell Commits To Vanderbilt
Shelton Mitchell has committed to Vanderbilt as a member of the 2014 incoming class

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Ahmaad Rorie Commits To Oregon
Ahmaad Rorie has committed to Oregon as a member of the 2014 incoming class

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Tariq Owens Commits To Tennessee
Tariq Owens has committed to Tennessee as a member of the 2014 incoming class

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Elijah Stewart Commits To USC
Elijah Stewart has committed to USC as a member of the 2014 incoming class

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Justin Simon Commits To Arizona
Justin Simon has committed to Arizona as a member of the 2015 incoming class.

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Matt McQuaid Commits To SMU
Matt McQuaid is considered one of the best shooters in the country.


USA's 2014 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements
Myles Turner has grown a full inch since October.

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Okafor, Jackson Named McDonald's Game MVPs
Jahlil Okafor had 17 points and seven rebounds, while Justin Jackson had 23 points and five rebounds.

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